FXStreet (Mumbai) - The data released by the commerce department today showed the household consumption represented by the advance retail sales rose at a slower-than-expected rate in November, raising doubts on whether the economy would be able to withstand a 25bps rate hike. The headline figure printed at 0.2% in November, its biggest rise in four months, compared to the estimate of 0.3%. The retail sales Ex-autos rose 0.4%, beating the estimated rise to 0.3% from the Oct’s downwardly revised 0.1% (from 0.2%). Excluding purchases of autos and gasoline, retail purchases rose 0.5%, also the biggest advance since July. Control group beat estimates Retail sales control group, a figure used to calculate gross domestic product, which exclude categories such as food services, auto dealers, home-improvement stores and service stations, increased 0.6% in November after rising 0.2%. The markets were expecting a rise of 0.4%. For more information, read our latest forex news.